Balance and Hearing : At Risk From Drugs for physicians is organized by ContinuingEducation.com - OnCourse Learning Corporation and will be held during Dec 28, 2016 - Dec 28, 2019. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
Many common medications can cause ototoxicity. The onset of toxicity can be subtle, but the impact of this quiet damage on a patient’s well-being can be profound. Drug-induced ototoxicity can produce anything from mild hearing loss to bilateral deafness, and it can cause balance problems severe enough to prevent employment. This course will help the reader understand ototoxicity, its causes. and the appropriate nursing care. Topics include anatomy and physiology, ototoxic substances, signs and symptoms of ototoxicity, risk factors, assessment, and nursing interventions.
Conference Objectives are :
The goal of this continuing education program is to increase the healthcare professional’s knowledge about the causes and treatment of ototoxicity and to educate them to recognize and prevent ototoxicity in patients. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
• Describe the structure and function of the inner ear
• Identify common ototoxic substances
• Identify signs and symptoms of ototoxicity
• Discuss the risk factors of ototoxicity
• Explain ototoxicity assessment skills
• Explain nursing interventions for the prevention of ototoxicity and the care of ototoxic patients
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.